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A Briefing Note For Members Of Parliament On Key Health And Human Rights Issues

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), UHC means that all people have access to the health services they need (prevention, promotion, treatment, rehabilitation and palliation) without the risk of financial hardship when paying for them. In this brief, we highlight key health and hum...

Community Participation in Governance

Community Participation in Governance ,Discussion Paper No.2, February 2014

Comparative review: Implementation of constitutional provisions on the right to healthcare in Kenya and Uganda

The right to healthcare is a fundamental human right. It requires states to put in place policies and plans that will lead to available and accessible health services for their populace in the shortest possible time. Studies have shown the benefit to health in countries that have this right enshr...

Draft Decision on the Extension of the Transition Period For

Least developed country Members shall not be required to apply the provisions of the Agreement, other than Articles 3, 4 and 5, until 1 July 2021, or until such a date on which they cease to be a least developed country Member, whichever date is earlier.

Framework convention on Global Health (FCGH) Paper

The Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH) would create a template for a legally binding global health treaty rooted in the right to health. Although costly to rollout, the framework convention would be advantageous for advancing and achieving health justice

Informed Consent In The Provision Of Sexual And Reproductive Health Services To Adolescents In Uganda

Adolescents in Uganda face a number of challenges related to sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR). They start having sexual intercourse at a young age, which results in early and unintended pregnancies, early and forced marriages, unsafe abortions, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) a...

Proposals for Abortion Law reform in Uganda

This paper attempts to provide a rationale for reforming Uganda’s abortion law by examining the extent to which the country’s laws comply with human rights, gender equality and international law obligations. The paper explores the options for legal reform and synthesizes lessons from other Africa...

Recommendations for Parliament's Consideration: A Right to Health Analysis of Uganda's National Health Insurance Scheme Bill

In the following brief, we provide a right to health analysis of the Government of Uganda’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Bill No. 27 of 2019. We analyse the content of this bill according to the binding and authoritative standards of the right to health in international human rights...

The Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-Being for All

The Center for Health, Human rights and Development (CEHURD) represented by Derrick Nsibirwa is part of the Kampala Initiative (Watch the GAP team) that published a paper titled ‘Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-Being for All’. The paper gives a critical civil society perspective ...

The Global Gag Rule (GGR): A Legal Audit of its Implications on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Uganda

The paper seeks to highlight the legal implications of the Global Gag Rule (GGR) for low income countries with a focus on Uganda. It examines the impact of the GGR on the constitutionally guaranteed rights such as freedom from non-discrimination, freedom of association, the right to privacy, the ...